'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'. The time of the year where my hospitality heart starts to beat a little bit faster. A wonderful time to prepare wonderful food and share it with you loved ones. We are looking for warmed since it is getting colder outside. You might already bumped into a glass of mulled wine on a Christmas Market and experienced the taste of Christmas. Just by thinking of it hear the Christmas Carols in my head. I have to take you back to my childhood to explain you why.
The smell of Christmas
When I was a teenager we lived above the furniture shop of my parents. Somewhere at the end of October slowly the first lights and Christmas decorations popped up. En from the the end of November until the 6th of January the whole shop was in Christmas style. Thousands of Lights on the inside and outside of the building, Christmas Carols through the speaker, that was hanging out of my bedroom window, so I was hearing Christmas Carols for almost 2 months. In the weekends even real Charles Dickens personages, a horse sleigh for the kids and a life jazz band for even more ambiance. The most beautiful decorations and of course the smell of chocolate, clove, cinnamon and orange, because the whole month of December my father was making mulled wine and hot chocolate for all the customers.
Although we were really happy when it was time to get back to normal in January I do have a lot of wonderful memories of those intense Christmas months. Memories that come back just by smelling the warming spices combined in the doTerra OnGuard oil. This is exactly what makes essential oils and smells so powerful, they work on and activate our emotional system.
The taste of Christmas
In this post I want to share the recipe of mulled wine and mulled cider making use of the doTERRA OnGuard oil. In this way you can easily invite the taste of Christmas in your home.
Besides the great energizing and uplifting aromaThe OnGuard oil has a lot health benefits. It is a perfect oil to use when you are having a cold since it supports a healthy immune and respiratory function. When diffusing it in your house when you are ill can help to keep the air clean, because the oil protects against environmental threat. Read here more about doTERRA OnGuard
Cook time: 10 mins
- 0,75 liter of red wine
- 4-5 drops doTerra OnGuard Essential oil
- 3 tbs of honey
- Pour wine into a pan and place on medium heat until warm, but drinkable temperature.
- Add the honey & the drops of the OnGuard oil.
Heating up oils takes away some of the therapeutic benefits, so add the oil after you've warmed the wine.
Cook time: 10 mins
- 1 liter apple cider or apple juice
- 4-5 drops doTERRA OnGuard Essential oil
- Lots of Love
- Pour apple cider into a pan and place on medium heat until warm, but drinkable temperature.
- Add the drops of the OnGuard oil.
Heating up oils takes away some of the therapeutic benefits, so add the oil after you've warmed the apple juice.